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dwarfism Syllabification: dwarf·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈdwôrfizəm/

Definition of dwarfism in English:


(In medical or technical contexts) unusually or abnormally low stature or small size.
Example sentences
  • Mutations in the transmembrane domain of FGFR3 cause the most common genetic form of dwarfism, achondroplasia.
  • There was no history of familial dwarfism or known exposure to teratogenic drugs.
  • The problem, according to Martin, is that while the body size of a large species shrinks considerably in cases of island dwarfism, brain size shrinks moderately.
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